Mufti And Jagmohan Ordered Massacres In J&K In The 90s: Omar Abdullah

Mufti And Jagmohan Ordered Massacres In J&K In The 90s: Omar Abdullah

14 May 2012
India Today


Srinagar: Levelling serious charges against former chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and former governor Jagmohan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday accused Mufti of ordering massacres in Kashmir in early 1990s and Jagmohan of executing them. 'Mufti used power against the people of Kashmir as the then Union home minister through his nominated and trusted man Jagmohan, who was the then governor of the state. People have not forgotten the massacre let loose on civilians at Gaokadal, Islamia College and other places by Jagmohan under the orders of the then home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed,' Omar said. 'Ask George Fernandes, who is fortunately alive, how Mufti manipulated bringing in Jagmohan as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir to pave the way for him (Mufti) to become the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir,' he added. On Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party leadership, including Mufti, had accused the National Conference-led coalition of steering the state to its worst crisis. PDP leaders accused Omar of lowering the prestige of the chief minister's office and charged him with being involved in a murder case. Moreover, PDP leaders said the institution of chief minister had suffered immense erosion of prestige as the 'present incumbent had been unable to implement even his own pronouncements'. Omar hit back on Monday. 'Those who are delivering us lectures on issues miserably failed during their time to address public difficulties and work for their redressal. They traded miseries of people to become the chief minister of the state,' he said. 'He (Mufti) was the person who as state Congress chief tried his best to defeat NC-Congress coalition in 1987. People are witness to the fact how he even being the state Congress chief in the state was campaigning for Muslim United Front candidates. People are also witness to the fact how he traded the chair of home minister of India to save his daughter at the cost of the nation.' Omar added that plain speaking and truthfulness is his and his government's characteristics.